September 19, 2018

Musings: 3 Ways To Improve Your Mood This Autumn/Winter

Around this time of year, the nights get darker earlier, the chill of autumn begins to seep in and our moods change a little. Some of us even may begin to experience Season Effective Disorder which relates to your exposure to sunlight during these winter months. 

Personally, I’m trying not to get into the ‘dark’ mood I usually experience throughout these months and I’ve combatted this by booking trips or things to do every month. I do realise that not every can do this albeit due to time or money, here are a few inexpensive ways you can improve your mood this Autumn/Winter. 

Read more: Musings: My Autumn/Winter Moodboard 🍁🍂🍃❄️


Flowers, much like a candle or other foliage can really enhance your surroundings. From their scent to the way they look in a room, they can really have an impact on your mood. Even if your home is small, flowers really do spruce it up. These flowers from Appleyard London were something I enjoyed seeing in my home throughout early September and it made a difference to my mood. Just to keep it up now… 

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You can check out the range of Appleyard flowers here.

Read more: Musings: Duerrs and Flowers


I used to think candles were useless objects in a home but as I get older *shudder*. But they provide ambience and beautiful scents that can transport you to another world or enhance your present one.

Read more: Musings: Take Care, Some Self Care Tips to Get You Through


Domina book cover, L.S. Hilton

I always associate reading with travelling as its the only time I have to really get my head engrossed in a book. However, as I am trying to take reign back my social media consumption and distractions in life, I really want to dedicate more time to reading more. Its all about making time for it. Instead of going on my phone first thing in the morning, I’m going to start reading again. At least for 20 minutes that is…

Read more: Musings: My Favourite Books for the Beach

If all else fails, ask for your friend’s Netflix password, put something in the oven and keep warm. 

How do you improve your mood during these colder months?

Char xo

Please note, these flowers were gifted by Appleyard Flowers; all views are my own. 

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.